Heroic trust in the Holy Spirit and a firm resolve to move forward "on mission" are at the heart of the Archdiocese of Detroit's transition to "families of parishes," Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said Nov. 22 in a new pastoral note.
Agencies like Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Paterson are teaming up with other groups to make sure the growing number of families and individuals showing up at their doors are fed during the holidays.
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Nov. 23 sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and two former church leaders, alleging they covered up allegations of sexual misconduct and misused charitable assets by supporting predatory priests who were allowed to retire or go on leave.
In the U.S., there are more than 40 schools named after Pope John Paul II. Revelations in the McCarrick report have lead to criticism of the late pope's speedy canonization. He died in 2005, was beatified in 2011 and canonized in 2014.